WONG Kam-po is singlehandedly keeping Hong Kong's colours flying high in the demanding Tour de Taiwan series by holding his own in the highly-competitive field which includes professional riders from Europe and the United States. The 21-year-old Hong Kong cyclist is in seventh position on the individuals chart after five stages of the nine-stage series which circumnavigates the island. Kam-po is just outside two minutes behind tour leader Jorn Reub of team Merida, a professional German outfit who are strongly fancied to retain the team title they won last year. Two other Merida riders, Ralf Schmidt and Holger Sever, are in second and third positions after the fifth leg. Hong Kong coach Leung Hung-tak is very happy with Kam-po's results so far in the series. But he admitted the Asian junior champion stands very little chance of finishing in the top three at the end of the tour. 'Kam-po is not lagging too far behind the leaders, but the Germans are professionals. 'They work as a team to consolidate their positions, whereas Kam-po is fighting a lone battle against them,' Leung said. 'There is a separate category for Asian riders and Kam-po is currently the leader, so he is very much in line to take the honour.' Kam-po is four minutes and 27 seconds ahead of his nearest Asian rival, Taiwan's Chen Chi-hao. Japanese professional Kyoshi Miura is breathing down Chen's neck only 13 seconds behind.